Massachusetts congresswoman Katherine Clark targets cyber threats, harassment


Massachusetts congresswoman Katherine Clark targets cyber threats, harassment

WASHINGTON — A Massachusetts congresswoman who has been the target of cyber threats unveiled legislation this week that seeks to curb online harassment and other internet-related crimes.
Contending that federal policies have not kept up with online abuses, U.S. Rep. Katherine Clark, D-Melrose, formally introduced legislation Tuesday that would give local and federal law enforcement officials resources to investigate and prosecute a range of internet-based crime and threats.
The bill, which has bipartisan support, is known as the Online Safety Modernization Act. It targets online threats known as “doxxing,” where victims’ private addresses and other personal information are released …

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